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Why Carlos Singh From Outer Banks Looks So Familiar

"From the very beginning, it was always Kooks and Pogues," John B (Chase Stokes) says in the "Outer Banks" Season 3 trailer. "Some people with everything, and some with nothing." Indeed, that divide between the scrappy, working-class Pogues and the wealthy, seer sucker-clad Kooks has been set in stone since Netflix's "Outer Banks" first premiered in 2020. In the first two seasons, the rivaling factions duke it out hunting for the Royal Merchant ship, which is said to contain untold riches. The adventures take John B, Kiara (Madison Bailey), Pope (Jonathan Daviss), JJ (Rudy Pankow), Sarah (Madelyn Cline), and Cleo (Carlacia Grant) far from their North Carolina community.

Season 3 of "Outer Banks" hit Netflix on February 23, and the adventure series introduces new adversaries who are even more nefarious than the Kooks. One new baddie is Carlos Singh, a Caribbean Don who is rich, intelligent, and in ruthless pursuit of the fabled city of El Dorado. Here's where you may have seen the actor who plays Carlos before.

Andy McQueen played a member of the resistance in Fahrenheit 451

Andy McQueen has been appearing on screen since 2013. A native of Canada, the actor's earliest roles were largely Canadian productions, including parts in "The Listener," "Warehouse 13," and the Zoë Kravitz-starring film "Pretend We're Kissing." More substantial television roles followed, and in 2016, McQueen appeared in two episodes of the critically acclaimed Showtime series "The Girlfriend Experience." Two years later, he had a minor role in a Season 2 episode of "The Handmaid's Tale" as Dr. Epstein, a neonatologist in a Gilead hospital.

In 2017, Deadline reported that McQueen had joined the cast of "Fahrenheit 451." Based on Ray Bradbury's 1953 dystopian novel, the film adaptation was released in 2018. Michael B. Jordan stars as Guy Montag, a fireman who burns books as part of a society in which literature has been outlawed. McQueen plays Gustavo, a member of book-reading rebels known as the "Eels." In one scene, Gustavo angrily chastises Montag. "You deleted my brother's life, man," he yells. "And you gave him 25 years. You're scum!" McQueen's performance is all the more impressive given that it happened in the tight quarters of a moving car.

He solved murders as Detective Malik Abed in Coroner

In 2019, Andy McQueen nabbed what would become his longest-running role to date in "Coroner." Based on M.R. Hall's best-selling book series, the CBC procedural series follows Jenny Cooper (Serinda Swan), a widowed coroner who investigates mysterious deaths in the Toronto area. For 34 episodes between 2019 and 2022, McQueen played Detective Malik Abed, who worked closely with Roger Cross' character Detective Donovan McAvoy.

In an interview with The Televixen, "Coroner" executive producer and lead director Adrienne Mitchell sang McQueen's praises and noted his character's unique relationship with McAvoy. "[Andy's] sense of humor and his ability to come at you from behind and then be this incredible presence really grew over four seasons as Malik," Mitchell said. "And this kind, beautiful bromance between McAvoy and Malik and how it went through its growing pains. And what Malik offered also in terms of his sensitivity, but needing to find a way to be tough love with McAvoy too, even though McAvoy was his mentor. It was amazing to see that."

McQueen played Sayid in Station Eleven

In addition to his extensive work in Canadian television, Andy McQueen went on to appear in a number of acclaimed Canadian films. For his role as Singh in the 2019 thriller "Disappearance at Clifton Hill," McQueen earned a Canadian Screen Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor. He also appeared in the dramas "Sugar Daddy" and "Little Orphans" in 2020, as well as the Hulu anthology horror film "Book of Blood." 

McQueen credits his time at the CBC Actors Conservatory with his success and also pointed to the program for inspiring the kinds of characters he plays. "I'm drawn to so many different kinds of characters," he said in an interview with The Canadian Film Centre. "I'm fascinated by artists who are shapeshifters, so I'm drawn to roles that allow for that." 

It's fitting, then, that McQueen would end up portraying a character who is a performer himself -– and therefore a shapeshifter of his own. In 2021, McQueen joined the cast of "Station Eleven." Based on Emily St. John Mandel's post-apocalyptic drama of the same name, the HBO series follows a group of traveling performers twenty years after a deadly pandemic. McQueen played one of the performers, Sayid, in four of the series' 10 episodes, and shares a number of affecting scenes with series lead Mackenzie Davis.